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CT  Turney-Lewis

CT Turney-Lewis

A New Way of Life Reentry Project
Senior Staff Attorney and Reentry Legal Clinic Supervising Attorney
Los Angeles, CA, USA


CT Turney-Lewis is the senior staff attorney at A New Way of Life Reentry Project, focusing on adult clean slate remedies, occupational licensing, and other means of reducing and overcoming barriers to employment for people with conviction histories.  From 2011 to 2015, CT headed the Reentry Legal Clinic at ANWOL, the largest clean slate clinic in Southern California, representing clients in nearly 1,000 clean slate petitions each year, and resulting in a published decision to clarify eligibility requirements for dismissal under P.C. 1203.4 (People v. Parker, 217 Cal.App.4th 498 (2013)).  CT’s work at ANWOL has also included litigation to enforce access to courts for people pursuing clean slate remedies, and assisting efforts to develop local Ban the Box policies in Los Angeles County.

CT earned their J.D. from UCLA School of Law, with specializations in Public Interest Law and Policy, and Critical Race Studies.  Prior to coming to Los Angeles, CT earned a B.A. in Communication from Rutgers University, and worked for eight years as a software technical writer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They still bleed black and gold.

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